Wednesday, 20 February 2008
Love is Blue
I used Knitpicks Fellici in the Coastal colorway. I didn't think self-striping yarn was the best choice for these socks, but we are traveling in our RV, and I was miles from a yarn shop--this was the best of what I had with me. They turned out better than I expected, and will be perfect for my sister who had a hysterectomy today; her favorite color is blue. As usual, I changed the pattern a bit. I tried Cat Bordhi's "bubble trail" yarn over increases for the gussets and like how they compliment the yarn overs in the hearts. I also tried a picot bind off I found on Knitty.com; it was easy to do and I think it makes the socks extra "girly." I love the twisted rib cuff and will use it again on future socks. Thanks, Anni! Looking forward to March's pattern.